MILWAUKEE – Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Milwaukee Film’s Cine Sin Fronteras program is proud to present a month-long celebration of Hispanic culture through film, food, and music, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Oct. 15, the nonprofit announced on Monday.
Hispanic Heritage Month will feature virtual programming, in-person screenings, and events dedicated to elevating and honoring the work of Latinx filmmakers and traditions. The celebration will highlight the beauty in different cultures, stories, countries, and heritages.
“Film has the power to bring us together like no other art form. I can think of no better way to celebrate Hispanic culture and build bridges in our community than through cinema,” said Ernie Quiroz, Cine Sin Fronteras programmer.
The month-long event will devote films and events to honoring a different topic every week; from Food and Music to the Afro Latinx Experience, Immigration and Social Justice, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, there’s something for everyone to find a point of engagement and experience connection.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a direct extension of Milwaukee Film’s already established Cine Sin Fronteras (CSF) program which aims to showcase the untold stories of the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora around the world, including Latinx, Chicanx, Latin American, Indigenous, and Afro-Latinx communities.
Established in 2015, CSF creates an inclusive space to represent and affirm the diverse identities across a growing Latinx community. Hispanic Heritage Month will provide a platform for quality cross-cultural conversations and understanding.
More information on films and events will be announced in the coming weeks. To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month visit mkefilm.org/hhm.